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  • Evernote icon


    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Pebble

    • Unlike Laverna, Evernote isn't free or open source, it doesn't work natively on Linux and doesn't support decent encryption. It also places your (often very) private data in a searchable format into the hands of a corporation who've been hacked before and who must give data to authorities when asked. If none of these bother you, then Evernote is a replacement for Laverna. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Google Keep

    Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color.

    Free Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Android Wear

    • Laverna is open source and encrypted. Google Keep is neither and violates your privacy by parsing the private text of your searches, notes, contacts and emails, and correlates this with your browsing habits, youtube views, calendar entries. It will be a cold day in hell before I recommend anyone should hand their privacy over to an unaccountable company so they can make money off it. And, then they get a National Security Letter. No thanks. JohnFastmanMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Made by the company behind WordPress , Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices. No buttons to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

    • Simplenote is an intentionally minimalistic note-taking app hosted in the cloud free of charge. It is not encrypted by default, has no rich text options (no bold, italic, bulletpoints, checkboxes) and isn't able to accept pasted images either. It does have tagging and a decent search function and mobile support. Feature/privacy wise it's less than Laverna, but it's more polished at what it does. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Simpler than Laverna, but with free hosting. Simplenote essentially supports text-only notes, which you can label. Laverna is encrypted, supports including pictures, rich text, etc. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Tomboy icon


    Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found interesting, or remember an idea about the...

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  • TagSpaces icon


    TagSpaces is a multiplatform application, which allows you to manage and organize your local files with the help of tags.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox

    • TagSpaces reads/saves files locally. You can sync those however you wish. It supports note taking (plain text and html), tagging (labels), text search, and works with many file formats. The basic version (which is v. good) is open source & free; advanced features cost a little. Not perfect, but excellent. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • With TagSpaces you can create and edit notes in plain text, markdown and HTML. Danilo_VenomOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • wikidPad icon


    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • NixNote icon


    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been...

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    • If your goal is just to get access to your evernote notes on Linux and if looks don't matter then NixNote gets the job done. ghos3tApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

  • Stickies icon


    Stickies is a PC utility written to replace Post-It-style notes left stuck to your monitor. The design goal behind Stickies is that the program is small and simple....

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Laverna Comments

Couldn't make it work 1 Helpful

Comment by geraldhawkins
about Laverna Sep 2016

I downloaded, followed the installation instructions, but I could not make it connect to dropbox. It greyed out the connect button. Then I tried to create folders for notes. That action would not complete, either. Removing.


Could end up great 3 Helpful

Comment by ruskelljd
about Laverna Sep 2016

This software definately has potential to be great but great right now it is not. Right now it has sync problems and it doesn't seem like the developers are working on it. The web app works great but the computer based app have issues. I like it and I have some stuff in it but right now I don't feel that I can put my trust in it to put something that is important to me. A project like this could end up being awesome but on the other hand they could decide to abandon it tomorrow.


Very interesting alternative to EverNote

Positive Comment by simsub
about Laverna and Evernote Jul 2016

the feature i most like is the fact of being able to host your own server/service and so store your private notes
the built-in security layers are also great

wonder how good the sharing tools are, i.e. capacities to share notes via email & co. Could it be collaborative as well?
notice the specific usage of chars for formatting the text, pretty simple, just not wysiwyg as for Evernote, even if the latter has lots of bugs for the formatting
last point is about its usage on mobile devices, especially smartphone, does it fit well?

must try i guess.
feedback welcome!


only in your browser

Comment by LordMax
about Laverna Jun 2016

It works weel but only in one browser

You can't sync your notes beetween two device



Positive Comment by redbatton87
about Laverna Apr 2016

Now gaining popularity.